Actually, Skidamarink does not mean anything. It’s just a silly, made-up word. The song is originally from an early 20th century Broadway musical, and over the years has been sung as Skinnamarink, Skinnymarink, Skiddymerink, and more.
It’s a great song for Parent/Child classes. The parent and child can face each other and sing! It’s always nice to finish with a big hug. And it’s a nice choice around Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Grandparent’s Day, and any day children may want to share a little love. It’s also fantastic for school performances.
For the full lyrics and a gesture guide for Skidamarink, check out the Super Simple Songs Valentine’s Day page.
For a little bit of extra fun, try making up your own nonsense word and changing the lyrics around. For example, sing about your favorite foods!
Skidamarink a dink a dink.
Skidamarink a deeza
I love pizza!